The spectacular ocean that surrounds the Canary Islands provides endless possibilities for fun. One of the most loved sporting activities is surfing, and it makes part of the most important sport life on the islands.
Infinity of amateurs and professionals, national and international surfer lovers, arrive throughout the year looking for the best waves of the Canary Islands to practice this fascinating sport that, in addition, has important competitions that take place in this community.
Surf during the holidays in the Canary Islands
Undoubtedly, the Canary Islands have the ideal environment for surfing. The mild climate that surrounds them during winter and autumn, the water temperature between 18º and 25º during these seasons, their beaches and their spectacular waves, make the islands the preferred destination for the great sportsmen of surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and all aquatic activity.
It is easy to find in its geography many beaches that have the ideal conditions for the practice of these sports and for any level of experience. And they are not only a paradise for sports, but also for the enjoyment of the sun, its landscapes, its culture, its history and its gastronomy.
The best waves to surf will be found in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Graciosa, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Fuerteventura is the favourite spot for windsurf and kite surfers and Lanzarote is loved by surfers.
Waves in Fuerteventura
The wind stands out on this island and provides ideal waves for surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing and all kinds of water sports. With long beaches and a favourable climate, there are many areas to enjoy the sea with your board in Fuerteventura.
The best waves in Fuerteventura for surfing will be found on the beaches of the north and west coast of the island. From Corralejo to El Cotillo, on beaches such as Punta Blanca, Hierro, Majanicho, El Moro, Esquinazo, Piedra Playa, El Puertito, El Faro, Punta Gorda, are where advanced surfers enjoy their waves to the fullest. On the beach of El Moro, between the months of September to May, is where the most famous wave on the island, which, although not surfing, you can go to see the expertise of professionals who meet there to tame and Do demonstrations of skill and ability.
To the west you will also find several secluded beaches that also have waves for experienced surfers.
If you are a beginner or want to start surfing or windsurfing, in the east you will find the best waves for your level.
Waves in Lanzarote
Lanzarote has spectacular conditions for practicing sports such as surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, paddle surfing, etc. Its mild and tropical climate that is maintained almost all year round, makes it one of the most chosen areas by elite athletes in these sports and especially by surfers.
The best waves of Lanzarote to surf you will find in the west and north of the island. The most recognized by the fans of this sport are the beaches of La Santa, El Quemao, Famara and Arrieta. The beach of El Quemao, located in the fishing village La Santa, is the most frequented by the experienced surfers because its waves are the strongest in the region. On this same beach, the Quemao Class event takes place every year, where professional athletes from all over the world challenge this dangerous wave, with demonstrations of great skill, strength and great physical condition. It is one of the most famouse waves of the Canary Islands and also, one of the most dangerous and difficult.
To get started with surfing or if your are a beginner, Famara beach, in the municipality of Teguise, is the best option. There are waves for all levels, you can learn or watch the most experienced surfers perform their feats. Here you can also do windsurf, kite, paddle.
Other beaches for the beginners of surfing are Órzola beach, La Cantería and Arrieta, all north of the island. The beach of Arrieta is ideal for children, as its sand bottom that cushions better the falls and the size of the waves that are more in line with their level.
Waves in La Graciosa
If you prefer tranquillity for surfing, the island of La Graciosa will please you. The ideal areas for surfing the waves are the beaches of La Francesa, Montaña Amarilla, El Corral, and Baja del Ganado.
The waves of this island are suitable only for the most experienced surfers, it is not advisable for beginners. The best season is between autumn and winter.
It is very easy to get to La Graciosa to enjoy your favourite sport and you will have no problem carrying your gear. In Órzola, in Lanzarote, there is a ferry that takes you to the island and, in just 25 minutes, you can enjoy the best waves of La Graciosa.
Keep in mind that on this island there are no paved roads, so, either you go on foot to the beach you would have to hire a taxi to transport the equipment and it will take you to all the beaches where you want to surf faster.
If you want to take advantage of the tranquillity of this beautiful island and enjoy nature to the fullest, there is a campsite near Caleta de Sebo on the beach of El Salado, where you can stay for up to seven days, but it is advisable that you book two months in advance as the number of camping slots is limited.
Enjoy a surfing holiday in the Canary Islands. Visit the beaches of Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Graciosa, and catch the best waves of the Canary Islands. If you want, bring your board, book your ferry with Lines Romero and get ready to live a fantastic surfing experience!